Truck Accidents Caused by Trucking Company Errors
Oklahoma City Truck Accident Attorneys
To seek full compensation for truck accident victims, we pursue compensation against all parties that are responsible for such accidents. One contributing factor to truck accidents that is often overlooked is truck company negligence. Examples of truck company negligence include:
- Negligent hiring: Trucking companies have a responsibility to hire competent drivers. A trucking company may be liable for negligence if they have hired truck drivers that have a lack of experience, lack of training or a bad driving record.
- Failure to prevent driver fatigue: Trucking companies have a responsibility to ensure that their drivers are competent to drive safely. Truck company dispatchers should know when a truck driver has logged too many miles and may be too tired to drive safely. Federal trucking laws require commercial truckers to take adequate rest breaks to prevent unnecessary fatigue.
- Negligent truck loading: Overloaded trucks are more difficult to stop due to their weight and are more susceptible to roll-over accidents.
- Negligent maintenance: Truck companies should properly maintain Semis and other commercial trucks to prevent the risk of a trucking accident. Tires, lights and breaks should be carefully monitored and replaced when necessary. Other parts and safety equipment should be checked and properly maintained.
Our firm has been representing clients in truck accident claims for more than 35 years. As a result of our vast experience in truck accident claims, we understand the importance of identifying primary and secondary causes of accidents and identifying potential defendants that may be liable for damages you have sustained as a result of your injuries.
Our personal injury attorneys are prepared to provide the experienced and highly personalized representation you deserve. We encourage you to learn more about our attorneys and our strong record of results in truck accident claims.
To speak with an Oklahoma City trucking company errors lawyer, contact the law office of Joseph J. Reinke today at 405-842-4335. You may also contact us by email.